Fungi in the Wild

Innsmouth Free Press has released Fungi, a delightful anthology of the mycological fantastique edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Orrin Grey, the hardcover edition of which includes my short story, “The Flaming Exodus of the Greifswald Grimoire.” You can buy paperback and electronic versions at Amazon and elsewhere, but your best bet for getting a copy of the hardcover is direct from the publisher. Mine is a somewhat lighthearted tale of the occult involving two black-hearted, book collecting brothers, but the collection’s full of a wide range of stories, and the Table of Contents includes a roster of names familiar to anyone who reads fantasy or horror these days, particularly of the dark and/or literary varieties:

  • Ann K. Schwader, “Cordyceps zombii” (poem)
  • A.C. Wise, “Where Dead Men Go to Dream”
  • Andrew Penn Romine, “Last Bloom on the Sage”
  • Camille Alexa, “His Sweet Truffle of a Girl”
  • Chadwick Ginther, “First They Came for the Pigs”
  • Daniel Mills, “Dust From a Dark Flower”
  • Ian Rogers, “Out of the Blue”
  • Jane Hertenstein, “Wild Mushrooms”
  • Jeff Vandermeer, “Corpse Mouth and Spore Nose”
  • John Langan, “Hyphae”
  • Julio Toro San Martin, “A Monster In The Midst”
  • Kris Reisz, “The Pilgrims of Parthen”
  • Laird Barron, “Gamma”
  • Lavie Tidhar, “The White Hands”
  • Lisa M. Bradley, “The Pearl in the Oyster and the Oyster Under Glass”
  • Molly Tanzer and Jesse Bullington, “Tubby McMungus, Fat From Fungus”
  • Nick Mamatas, “The Shaft Through The Middle of It All”
  • Paul Tremblay, “Our Stories Will Live Forever”
  • Polenth Blake, “Letters to a Fungus”
  • Richard Gavin, “Goatsbride”
  • Simon Strantzas, “Go Home Again”
  • Steve Berman, “Kum, Raúl (The Unknown Terror) – b. 1925, d. 1957”
  • W.H. Pugmire, “Midnight Mushrumps”

The three extra stories included in the hardcover edition are:

  • E. Catherine Tobler, “New Feet Within My Garden Go”
  • J.T. Glover, “The Flaming Exodus of the Greifswald Grimoire”
  • Claude Lalumière, “Big Guy and Little Guy’s Survivalist Adventure”

It’s a pleasure to be sharing a dust jacket with such fine and talented folks, among whom I number friends, confederates, and co-defendants. Rest assured, loyal readers: they’ll never make the charges stick! I’ve not yet met a court that hasn’t accepted my perfectly reasonable explanations (“sacrificial knife aficionado,” “extreme gourmand,” “amateur mortuary chemist”), and I’m sure that my depredations will go unpunished I’ll continue to remain free to inflict further literary injury upon your persons.


Fungi will make you happier, healthier, and wiser. Buy your copy today!

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